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The Bubeneč Gardens Residence in Praque is an inspiring collection of
LEED Homes

Canada Green Building Council Leadership Awards

...Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) recognizes individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to the CaGBC’s mission and goals in advancing green building in Canada. The Leadership Awards categories are as follows: The Academic Leadership Award The Emerging Green Builder Leadership Awa...

LEED Canada on the rise
LEED Homes

LEED Canada shows strong growth during summer of 2015 including first LEED® v4 certified project

...Canada continues to demonstrate its progress in fighting climate change with 204 registered and 211 certified LEED projects in Canada between May and September 2015. This brings the current total number of LEED certified projects in Canada to 2,466 – second highest in the world. Buildings play a critical role in the ...

net zero energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...Canada website: Overview: The R-2000 Net Zero Energy pilot aims to recognize the builders and homes reaching net zero energy performance in Canada, and to pilot the next generation of NRCan’s R-2000 Standard and EnerGuide Rating System in net zero energy applications. Drawing on NRCan’s national systems and infra...

Building Climate Zones USA & Canada Maps Help with Specification of Homes
Planning and Design

Climate Zones in USA & Canada for Building Homes

...Canada . In the US, use this site to do a search by postcode or precise location here In Canada, take a look at this site to do a local climate zone search here Determining exactly which climate zone you live in is an impossibly inexact science. You will see that the lines on some climate zone maps are differ...

Off-grid LEED Gold house in Low, Quebec
LEED Homes

Canada Ranks as the top country for LEED green building for second year in a row

...Canada. In addition to LEED, the CaGBC also supports the Living Building Challenge, WELL Standard, Passive House Standard and EcoDistricts in Canada, and oversees the Canada Coalition for Green Schools. About the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperou...

Net Zero Homes - Canada's first certified Net Zero House in BC
Green building certifications

The first Net Zero-labelled homes in Canada

...Canada The first home in Canada to receive the CHBA’s Net Zero label is located in Saanich, BC . Designed by Ryan Hoyt and built by Falcon Heights Contracting, the three-storey, 4,500 square-foot house steps down its sloping oceanfront lot, maximizing views from each level. The main floor has grade access from the ro...

Hemp insulation products for USA & Canada rolling off the production line
Insulation and soundproofing

Hemp insulation in Canada & USA - insulating naturally is an Eco-friendly alternative

Hemp insulation manufactured in Canada! Nature Fibres is a young company based in the town of Asbestos, Quebec, which began manufacturing hemp insulation in the winter of 2018. As the town’s name suggests, it was heavily reliant on the manufacturing of asbestos, but those mining and manufacturing facilities are clos...

CaGBC, LEED green building trends
LEED Homes

New report shows Canadian green building market growing steadily with owners seeing strong benefits from building green.

...Canada Green Building Council. The report, titled Canada Green Building Trends: Benefits Driving the New and Retrofit Market, is the first of its kind in Canada. Among its many findings, the report demonstrates that companies that invest in green buildings are seeing significant dividends on their investments, includ...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...Canada by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and around the world by a growing network of non-profits, LEED is the most comprehensive and versatile home rating system, and consequently the most recognized. LEED promotes sustainable building practices through material selection, responsible site management and de...

Dirrtt Environmental Solutions, Green Wall
Lifestyle and environment

Green Business Certification Inc. and Canada Green Building Council Join Together to Advance the WELL Building Standard

...Canada. To date, there are more than 5,300 LEED projects in Canada, amounting to more than 79 million gross square meters of space, making Canada the top producer of LEED projects outside of the U.S. “GBCI and CaGBC joining forces will help grow the healthy building movement by bringing health and wellness into Can...

What is a Free Home Energy Audit Canada?
Grants and incentives

Free home energy audits in Canada

What is the free home energy audit? An energy audit is a home inspection that calculates the total energy consumption of your house , including all electricity and fossil fuels for lighting, appliances, heating and cooling, and apparently Canadians are going to soon be eligible for free home energy audits, net zero ...